A man accused of sexually assaulting a teen at the Humane Society Serving Clark County has entered an Alford plea in the case.
Demetrice Green, 36, was charged with eight sex counts and entered the plea to unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. An Alford plea isn’t an admission of guilt, but an acknowledgment that if the case was presented in front of a jury that he could be convicted. Clark County Common Pleas Court Judge Richard O’Neill will likely find Green guilty because of the plea, according to the plea documents filed with the court.
A Clark County Sheriff’s Office affidavit says Green, an employee at the animal shelter, and the victim carried on the sexual relationship for about three years.
“A forensic interview of the victim was conducted at our Child Advocacy Center,” Detective Debra Strileckyj wrote. “Juvenile victim disclosed numerous sex acts had occurred with … Green at a location in Clark County where the defendant was an employee.”
Humane Society Executive Director Roger Ganley has said Green was a kennel worker and was terminated in June when he stopped coming to work. Ganley wasn’t the director of the shelter at that time and was unaware of the allegations.
Green was originally charged with three counts of rape, four counts of unlawful sexual conduct and one count of gross sexual imposition. The plea document says that the prosecutor’s office will dismiss the remaining counts because Green pleaded.
The maximum prison sentence Green could face is five years and a $10,000 fine, according to court documents. He will be forced to register as a tier two sexual offender because of the plea, the documents say.
Green is required to have five years of parole after he is released from prison, the documents say.
He is due back in court on Oct. 4 for sentencing.